Covid complications causing concerns

Martin and Nadine haven’t been to France since January, and Covid complications certainly are an issue and a constant worry. It seems sorting out a ferry crossing isn’t the only hurdle. Is it better to go or to cancel?

Requirements for driving in France – Breath Test Kits

On 1st July 2012, a law was introduced in France: all drivers had to carry a breath test kit in their car. Find out why and if or how that law was implemented. Read more about the driving requirements in France.

Kouign-amann vs Lardy cake

Kouign-amann is a beautiful, buttery, traditional Breton cake. During the current lockdown, unable to travel to Brittany, we have found an alternative: the British lardy cake. Read on.

Exporting a UK-bought LHD car to France

Is it possible or indeed practical to buy a LHD car in the UK, originally registered in Poland, and then import it to France? Are there guidelines to be followed?

Driving in France

In recent years, travelling across to the continent and driving in France has become increasingly easy for Brits, but there are laws and regulations to bear in mind while driving abroad.

Festi Vini 2011 : 03-11 September was eight days of festivities, culture, fun runs, concerts with the principal event: Le Marché des Vins, being held on Sunday 04 September in Place de la République, in Saumur.

Marché aux Vins

Marché aux Vins

Le Marché des Vins is one of my favourite events of the seasonal calendar.

Festi Vini 2011

Festi Vini 2011

A fabulous day out which caters for every family member.

Gérald, representing Domaine de la Paleine for his 6th year was one of the 60 Pays de Loire vineyards to be invited.

Glorious sunshine and high temperatures aided the days festivities, enjoyment of artisans’ goodies and vignerons’ wines.

Having timed their return stays perfectly were our wonderful and fun loving clients, Lisa & John, Susan & Paul, both of whom we had had the great pleasure of welcoming to ‘La Bellevue’ last year.

Saumur Wine Festival 2011

Saumur Wine Festival 2011

Saumur Festi Vini

Saumur Festi Vini

United in one great shared passion, the wines from Domaine de la Paleine!

Armed with their dégustation glasses, “un grand tour” of “le marché” was in order before concluding at Gérald’s stand to sample the Domaine’s latest vintages.

Festi Vini 2012 :
dates to be confirmed

Big wheel Saumur Wine Festival

Festi Vini's big wheel

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